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Air Force Surgeon General visits 56th Fighter Wing Medical Group

Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, paid a visit to Luke Air Force Base., Ariz., on Dec. 12, 2018, where she outlined her mission, values and modernization efforts to an enthusiastic group of Airmen.

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Australia F-35s leave in historic launch

The Royal Australian Air Force launched two F-35A Lightning II’s Dec. 3, starting the multi-day journey to a historic arrival in Australia.

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Reservist serves underserved communities

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Native Americans make-up about 1.5 percent of the U.S. population. Tech. Sgt. Renelle Conner, 944th Medical Squadron dental flight chief and Reserve Citizen Airman, is working toward becoming an orthodontist. A member of the Yakama Native American Nation, in her hometown of Toppenish, Washington, Conner is committed to serving…

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F-35 HFT prepares for new demonstration profile

The F-35 Heritage Flight Team is officially transitioning to the F-35 Demonstration Team for the 2019 air show season taking their current flying profile to new heights. “The past year’s demonstration was sort of like an ‘appetizer,’ if you will,” said Capt. Andrew Olson, F-35 Demonstration Team pilot and commander. The new profile this year…

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – December 7, 2018

Holiday Greetings to all in Fighter Country, from the staff of Aerotech News! Click on the link below for a digital copy of this week’s Luke AFB Thunderbolt. Here are some highlights from the Dec. 2018 issue:

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Help siblings adjust to new baby

Posted  March 2, 2018

Having a baby can be an exciting time for families. It may also lead to a major adjustment period for any existing children involved, especially little ones. Being prepared, having patience and applying a strategic approach can help set a successful outcome. Here are some suggestions to help siblings feel more involved and secure during…

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Posted  March 2, 2018

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Jan. 21 through Feb. 18 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 69 moving violations and 20 nonmoving violations. Traffic accidents Jan. 23: SFS and firefighters responded to a report of a major vehicle accident at Kachina Gate on Litchfield Road. An individual…

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309th/310th FSs graduate 12 from class 17-CBC

Posted  March 2, 2018

Courtesy photo Student pilots from the 309th and 310th fighter squadrons graduated Feb. 23 from class 17-CBC. They are, from left: 1st Lts. Clayton Cook and Nolan Gudmundson; Capt. Marie Carillo; 1st Lts. Andy See, Chris Boulanger, David Schuster, Shane Tapay and Andrew Guldin; Capt. Steve Brown; 1st Lts. Clinton Krakowiak, Kyle Mahan and Austin…

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AGE trains …

Posted  March 2, 2018

Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Staff Sgt. Garret Jimenez, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight training instructor, teaches three-level Airmen assigned to AGE how to perform preoperation inspection procedures on an aircraft servicing cart Feb. 8, as part of the new upgrade training program at Luke Air Force Base. The purpose of the…

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Grill Masters 2018

Posted  February 28, 2018

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan Chefs square off against each other by preparing meals in the Community Commons kitchen during the 2018 Grill Master competition at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 23, 2018. The Grill Master competition invited teams of two Airmen from units across the base to cook the best…

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